Confederate History and Heritage Month, April 2012

From: Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Chairman of the National and Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Confederate History and Heritage Month Committee.

1064 West Mill Drive
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Phone: 770 330 9792

Mike Crane, Co Chairman
Phone: 706-374-2640

Committee members Billy Bearden, John Black, James King and Fred Wilhite. The Confederate History Month committee mourns the death of Gainesville, Georgia resident Mr. Jeff Davis who served on this committee and was a devoted hard working member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was an honored Son of the South who will be greatly missed.

Dear friends of Old Dixie,

Please publish on your website and send to everyone you know.

The following was published in the January-February 2012 edition of the Georgia Confederate.

Please go to facebook and click ‘like’ for Confederate History and Heritage Month at:

Dear members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Order of the Confederate Rose, Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, historical organizations, church groups, Veteran Organizations and everyone from sea to shining sea and around the world.

Please share this good news with everyone you know who loves the proud history of the Sunny-Southland “Dixie” that is part of our National-American Heritage of our wonderful Confederate Grandfathers and
Mothers….And especially do share with our young people who are our future and hope of keeping the memory alive of those Men and Women of the Old Confederate South.

2011 marked the beginning of the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the War Between the States {War for Southern Independence} that continues through 2015. See website for information on the
Sesquicentennial committee for the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans at: and the National Sons of Confederate Veterans Committee at:

Please help get Confederate History Minutes on TV, Radio and in news print as per sample minutes at:

In 2009, the Georgia General Assembly approved Senate Bill No. 27, and was signed by Past Governor Sonny Perdue, officially designating April permanently as Confederate History and Heritage Month. See proclamation at:

Keep websites: and handy on your computer and visit daily during April and throughout the year.

It’s full speed ahead for Confederate History Month 2012. We pray for God’s guidance and join together in Brotherhood and Sisterhood during the month of April 2012 to educate millions about the true story of the Confederate men and women of the Old South who stood for States Rights and real freedom and who left us our wonderful Southern Heritage. They stood tall as their Fathers and Mothers did during the Revolutionary War.

I have asked the following to again serve on this our very important committee: Georgia SCV Commander Jack Bridwell and National SCV Commander Michael Givens as advisors, Co-Chairman Mike Crane, Billy
Bearden, John Black, James King and Fred Wilhite. Will you help us and help make April a month to remember?

Men and women of Dixie, I ask you to serve the Confederate History and Heritage Committee as “Honorary Ambassador of good will” to promote Confederate History Month throughout the USA and around the world?
Please spread the good news at Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, and other Civic, Historical and Church groups and all Patriotic groups meetings. You may make copies of this letter to distribute to everyone both young and old.

See a sample proclamation that you can use with minor word changes to send to your mayor, commissioner or governor at:

Let’s make our goal in 2012 for 1,000 proclamations from city, county and governors nationwide!

Let’s us all work to make April—Confederate History and Heritage Month a month to remember! With the favor and guidance of Almighty God, April will be a Dixie month to remember. Lest We Forget!